Tag: Thread

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Every now and then something arrives in the shops that you really must have, and this might just be one of those times.   Whether you are treating yourself, or looking for something to treat a friend, these lovely tins of thread are so pretty.  Imagine how they will look sat on the shelves in your…

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As a beginner in this wonderful world of patchwork and quilting, you can easily become a little confused with all the terminology and general guidelines that can apply to the many different sections of the craft. Should you wash new fabric? What fabrics can you use? What thread is best for each task? Well, for…

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Here’s a great idea for those of us prefer to reuse and recycle, and the idea seems to resolve a is of issues we often experience with our sewing. 1,000m of Sew-all rPET thread from just one recycled plastic bottle! Gütermann creativ have added these colourful thread packs to the popular rPET range. Produced using…

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For beautiful top stitching and decorative backstitch seams, Deco Stitch 70 from Gütermann creativ gives clothing, accessories and home sewing projects a professional, distinctive and unique finish. This shimmering silky top-stitch thread is the perfect choice for everyone who likes to produce individual creations with passion and attention to detail. High-quality three-ply Deco Stitch 70…

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The lovely people are Barnyarns sent UKQU this fabulous box of Madeira Embroidery threads for review.  I was lucky to be chosen to review these gorgeous threads.  Don’t they look sumptuous, I’ve tried to capture the sheen and glitz of these rayon and metallic threads. The box not only includes threads, it also contained a…

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I would like to thank Gütermann and the UKQU website for asking me to test and review the Gütermann Creativ Overlock thread, Bulky – Lock 80 multicolour colour 9957. Information found here directly from their website; https://consumer.guetermann.com/en/product-finder/bulky-lock-80 . They are sold in plain or variegated multicoloured reels. Overlockers or sergers as known in the USA,…

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I was very happy to be given the opportunity to review some Gutermann threads which eventually arrived in a neat pack of 10 premium quality cotton in some lovely colours. I was working on a rainbow theme project at the time of arrival so perfect timing to use them.The different colours were perfect to sample…

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I was recently asked to review a pack of Gütermann threads that came with an assortment of Prym hand sewing needles and a set of Schmetz universal machine sewing needles. There were ten reels of 100 meters 100% polyester threads, a brand I regularly use for general sewing, in a range of popular colours. Due…

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It really pays to select the right thread for hand sewing so your project runs smoothly without the thread splitting, tangling or snapping. Gütermann creativ provides the perfect choice with this premium quality 100% mercerized cotton hand sewing thread that is both tear and abrasion resistant, washable to 95 degrees and does not twist or…

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Next month we will be looking at recycling in patchwork, which some might say is where our craft began.   The lovely people at Gutermann have put together a great collection of threads for working with denim, and of course denim is not just for jeans.  What about all the old pairs we grew out of,…

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While it is possible to use all sorts of threads for hand quilting, which is the best, and why? There are two things to consider: What will the finished appearance be like? How easy will the thread be to use? Both of these things are, of course important! Most people start off thinking about the…

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New to the Gütermann creativ range is a pack of ten x 100m reels of gorgeous thread colours with a 5% discount. Made from100% mercerized premium Egyptian cotton, C Ne 50 thread harmonizes with a wide range of fabric weights and is high strength with a natural sheen. The pleasantly soft grip of this quality…